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Warren Buckley started this project on Friday, June 12, 2009 it's current version is 3.0.2 .

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Project owner:
Warren Buckley
Jorge Lusar 
Friday, June 12, 2009
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search  sitemap  website  starter kit  photo gallery  XML sitemap  contact form  news list  RSS  CWS  email a friend  HTML5  razor  Examine  modernizr  h5bp  html5boilerplate  Atom 



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Creative Website Starter (CWS)

Version 3.0.2 Works with 4.7.1 and only as it uses razor and examine. Search uses the inbuilt search "Examine" that is now part of 4.7.x

This is the home for the Umbraco Creative Website Starter (CWS) project.

This package was originally created by Umbraco MVP Warren Buckley http://www.creativewebspecialist.co.uk and was designed by ex-colleague Sam Grady of G72 http://www.g-72.co.uk

Jorge Lusar has recently joined the project in order to keep the project alive and has rewritten CWS in Razor with some improvements too, as I have struggled to find the time to maintain this project, so I am happy to have Jorge contribute his work.

The Creative Website Starter Site for Umbraco installs in seconds and provides a site with the following, easy-to-customise features:

  • Photo Galleries
  • News & Events
  • Contact Form
  • Email a Friend Form
  • Search
  • RSS of News & Events
  • XML Sitemap designed for Google and other indexing services

For any bugs/issues please use Codeplex to report them to me so I can fix them for future releases - http://umbracocws.codeplex.com/WorkItem/List.aspx

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Help using CWS
19 topics, 104 posts
Use this forum for help using CWS
October 9, 2012 @ 03:15 by Antonio Amézquita
Feature Requests
5 topics, 22 posts
Please post your ideas/feature requests in this forum
April 16, 2012 @ 12:08 by Raphael Taranto
Show off!
1 topics, 7 posts
Show off your sites that are using CWS, or parts of CWS
March 27, 2010 @ 11:22 by Hywel Lewis
Razor Rewrite
5 topics, 28 posts
This forum is for the new Razor Rewrite (aka V3+)
June 17, 2012 @ 08:20 by Ioannis Gkoutsidis